Oswego County Sheriff's Office, NY 315-349-3302

News Release:

March 24, 2015

On March 24, 2015 Investigators with the Oswego County Sheriff's Office charged 33 year old Richard Graham Jr. of Furniss Station Road with multiple felony counts involving rape, sex abuse, and sex acts against children and one count of rape against an adult victim.

Graham is accused of having sexual contact with children under the age of 11 dating back to 2010. The investigation began with the disclosure of incidents by one of the victims. The acts allegedly took place in numerous locations, including both the Town and City of Oswego. Sheriff's investigators worked with Oswego City Police investigators, as well as members of the Oswego County Drug Task Force.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Richard Graham has been charged with 7 class "A-2" felonies, 11 class "B" felonies, 2 class "D" felony and 2 class "A" misdemeanors.

Mr. Graham was arraigned in the Oswego Town Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility with no bail.

The list of specific offenses is as follows:

PL130.96 Predatory sexual assault against a child

PL130.35 sub 2 and 3 Rape in the first degree

PL130.50 sub 3 and 4 Criminal sexual act in the first degree

PL130.65 sub 3 Sexual abuse in the first degree

PL130.75 Course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree

PL260.10 Endangering the welfare of a child



Richard Graham


Police Reports:

March 27, 2015

On 3/20/15 at 3:48 p.m., Christopher W. Petit, 21, of 1447 US Rt 11, Hastings, NY was charged with AUO, 3rd degree (suspended 2x on 6/21/14 for Failure to Answer Summons in T/O Hastings, 3/5/14 for Failure to Answer Summons in T/O Mexico), No License and Obstructed Plate following a traffic stop on Crim Rd. in the Town of Parish. Mr. Petit is scheduled to answer the charges on 4/9/15 in the Town of Parish Court.

On 3/26/15 at 2:35 p.m., Stephen I Gifford, 32, of 710 Erie St., Fulton, NY was arrested based on a Family Court Warrant issued out of Oswego County pertaining to a paternity case Mr. Gifford was arraigned in Family Court by Hon. Judge Todd and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $250 cash or $500 bond with a return to Family Court on 4/6/15.

On 3/26/15 at 3:18 p.m., Joshua S. Lowe, 25, of 7 Railroad St., Bernhards Bay, NY was arrested for 2 counts of Assault, 2nd degree, a class D felony, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor and Resisting Arrest following a domestic dispute in the Town of Constantia in which he allegedly was screaming obscenities and was being uncooperative verbally and physically toward the deputies as they attempted to investigate the situation. He reportedly kicked the deputies along with attempting to head butt one. Mr. Lowe was arraigned in the Town of Constantia Court by Hon. Judge Pelon and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $5,000 cash or $1,000 bond with a return to court on 6/1/15.



Joshua S. Lowe

During the incident, Sean W. Lowe, 26, of the same address was arrested for Obstruction of Governmental Administration, 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor after he allegedly placed his body in the doorway of the residence as the deputies were attempting to exit with Mr. Joshua Lowe. Mr. Lowe was also arraigned by Hon. Judge Pelon and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond with a return to court on 6/1/15.



Sean W. Lowe

On 3/27/15 at 7:00 a.m., Nikki S. Helmer, 24, of 2740 SR 104, Mexico, NY was arrested for False Written Statement and Falsely Reporting an Incident, 3rd degree, both class A misdemeanors following the investigation into a sexual assault complaint she reported on 3/5/15 in the City of Oswego that allegedly had occurred in the Town of Richland. Ms. Helmer is scheduled to appear in the City of Oswego Court on 4/30/15.


March 26, 2015

On 3/22/15 at 12:24 p.m., Robert L. Terry, 47, of 6147 North Main St., Sandy Creek, NY was charged with AUO, 3rd degree (suspended due to insurance lapse), Improper Plates and Operating a MV w/o Inspection Certificate following a traffic stop on Salisbury St. in the Town of Sandy Creek reportedly initiated after the LPR unit alerted. Mr. Terry is scheduled to answer the charges on 4/16/15 in the Town of Sandy Creek Court.

On 3/25/15 at 7:50 p.m., Amber L. Garrison, 22, of 189 Goodfellow Rd., Fulton, NY was charged with AUO, 3rd degree and Exhaust Violation following a traffic stop on SR 3 in the Town of Volney reportedly initiated due to the loud muffler. Ms. Garrison is scheduled to answer the charges on 4/13/15 in the Town of Volney Court.

On 3/25/15 at 8:27 p.m., Donald E. Vincent, 62, of 1307 SR 104A, Oswego, NY was arrested at his residence based on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Minetto Court. Mr. Vincent was arraigned by Hon. Judge Auyer in the Town of Minetto Court and released after paying the due fines.


March 25, 2015

No reportable arrests


March 24, 2015

On 3/23/15 at 1:18 p.m., Arron L. Burto, 29, of 200 Hannibal St., Apt. 6, Fulton, NY was arrested at her residence based on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Williamstown Court. Ms. Burto was arraigned in the Town of Williamstown Court by Hon. Judge Bull and is scheduled to appear back in court on 4/1/15.

On 3/24/15 at 12:41 a.m., David A. Coppedge, 55, of 119 Durgee Rd., Altmar, NY was arrested for Harassment, 2nd degree following a domestic dispute at a residence in the Town of Orwell where he allegedly grabbed the victim by their hair and threw them to the ground. Mr. Coppedge was arraigned in the Town of Orwell Court by Hon. Judge Roser and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $250 cash or $500 bond with a return to court on 4/1/15.


March 23, 2015

On 3/12/15 at 3/12/15 at 8:41 a.m., John P. Borick, 30, of 1292 CR 1, Apt. 2, Oswego, NY was charged with AUO, 2nd degree (11/27/11, failure to answer summons from the T/O Minetto. another for the same date and court, 09/09/11 for failure to answer summons C/O Oswego and 08/23/10, failure to answer summons T/O Oswego) and Operating a MV w/o Inspection Certificate following a traffic stop at the intersection with CR 6 and CR 4 in the Town of Volney reportedly initiated after patrol observed the vehicle he was operating to have an expired sticker. Mr. Borick is scheduled to answer the charges in the Town of Volney Court on 3/30/15.

On 3/17/15 at 1:22 p.m., Briana Maria Watson, 18, of 242 CR 38, Hastings, NY was reportedly operating a 2004 Jeep backing out of a parking space in the Town of West Monroe Town Hall parking lot when the vehicle collided with a 2007 Chevrolet pickup that was parked unattended and registered to Robert A. Bonilla of West Monroe. Ms. Watson was issued UTT's for Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and Unsafe Backing.

On 3/20/15 at 6:33 a.m., Michael P. Benjamin, 37, of 6065 South Main St., Apt. 1, Sandy Creek, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon, 3rd degree, a class D felony, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, a class A misdemeanor and Menacing, 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor following a domestic incident in the Town of Sandy Creek where he allegedly held a box cutter to the victim's neck and choked them. Mr. Benjamin was arraigned in the Town of Sandy Creek Court by Hon. Judge Longo and remanded to the OCJ held without bail and is scheduled to return to court on 3/26/15.



Michael P. Benjamin

On 3/20/15 at 9:25 a.m., Kevin P. Gioia, 44, of 956 Middle Rd., Apt. 8W, Oswego, NY was arrested based on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant issued out of the State of Florida. Mr. Gioia was arraigned in Oswego City Court by Hon. Judge Metcalf and remanded to the OCJ held without bail and a return to Oswego County Court on 3/25/15.



Kevin P. Gioia

On 3/20/15 at 10:42 a.m., Lacy Washer, 43, of 4014 Port St., Pulaski, NY was arrested for Burglary, 2nd degree, a class C felony; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 7th degree, a class A misdemeanor and Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor stemming from the investigation into an incident that occurred in February 2015 at a Town of Richland residence in which she allegedly stole narcotics from the victim. Ms. Washer was arraigned in the Town of Sandy Creek Court by Hon. Judge Longo and is scheduled to answer the charges on 3/23/15 in the Town of Richland Court.

On 3/20/15 at 4:10 p.m., Eric W. Burns, 37, of 5 Orville St., Oswego, NY was arrested for Forcible Touching and Unlawful Imprisonment, 2nd degree, both class A misdemeanors following the investigation into an incident that occurred in December 2014 when he allegedly kissed and fondled the victim in the back of a delivery vehicle in the Town of Volney not allowing the victim to leave as he had the keys. Mr. Burns is scheduled to answer the charges in the Town of Volney Court on 3/30/15.



Eric W. Burns

On 3/20/15 at 12:04 p.m., a 15 year old male residing in the Town of Granby was charged with Juvenile Delinquency for an act, if committed by an adult, would constitute the charge of Menacing, 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor. The youth is accused of walking toward the victim with a Chain saw in their hand in a threatening manner causing the victim to feel their safety was a concern. The youth and their parent were issued Juvenile Appearance Tickets directing them to contact the Oswego County Probation Department.

On 3/20/15 at 3:59 p.m., James R. Hull, 27, of 33 East 9th St, Oswego, NY was charged with AUO, 3rd degree (1) for failing to answer in the t/o Geddes on 02/06/15, 2) for failing to pay child support on 03/13/15 and the last 3) for DWAI on 12/18/14) and Failure to Yield the Right of Way following a traffic stop on CR 4 in the Town of Scriba initiated after he reportedly made a turn onto CR 4 off of CR 176 in front of an unmarked Sheriff's Office vehicle as it was traveling west on CR 4. Mr. Hull is scheduled to answer the charges on 3/26/15 in the Town of Scriba Court.

On 3/20/15 at 11:08 p.m., Eric C. Gainey, 18, of 411 Nine Mile Point Rd., Oswego, NY was arrested for Assault, 2nd degree, a class D felony and Criminal Possession of a Weapon, 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor following a verbal and physical domestic dispute at a residence in the Town of Scriba where he allegedly stabbed the victim in the back with a filet knife. Mr. Gainey was arraigned in the Town of Scriba Court by Hon. Judge Adkins and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $2,000/$4,000 bail with a return to court on 3/26/15.



Eric C. Gainey

On 3/21/15 at 12:11 a.m., Russell J. Plummer, 27, of 67 Sand Road, Sandy Creek, NY was charged with AUO, 3rd degree (suspended on 1/22/15 for possession and sale of drugs); Inadequate Plate Lamp; Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument, a class A misdemeanor and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 7th degree, a class A misdemeanor following a traffic stop on South Main St. in the Town of Sandy Creek reportedly initiated when patrol observed the vehicle he was operating to have no working plate lamps. Mr. Plummer is scheduled to answer the charges on 4/2/15 in the Town of Sandy Creek Court.



Russell J, Plummer

On 3/21/15 at 10:01 a.m., Derrick C. Losito, 31, of 20 Dimon Rd., Parish, NY was arrested for Criminal Contempt, 2nd degree and Criminal Trespass, 2nd degree, both class A misdemeanors following the investigation into an incident that occurred on 3/18/15 in the Town of Mexico when he allegedly entered a residence without the owner's consent knowing an individual of which has an active order of protection filed against him was in the residence. Mr. Losito is scheduled to appear in the Town of Mexico Court on 3/31/15.



Derrick C. Losito

On 3/22/15 at 4:17 a.m., Devonte R. White, 21, of 20110 River Brook Dr., Atascocita, TX was arrested for DWI, Operating a MV with BAC .08 of 1% and Imprudent Speed following a property damage mva on I81 north bound in the Town of Sandy Creek. Mr. White is scheduled to answer the charges in the Town of Sandy Creek Court on 4/2/15.



Devonte R. White

On 3/22/15 at 2:04 p.m., Eli J. Claflin, 19, of 2250 CR 15, Sandy Creek, NY was arrested for Registration Suspended, AUO, 3rd degree, Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, a class A misdemeanor and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 7th degree, a class A misdemeanor following a traffic stop on CR 15 in the Town of Sandy Creek reportedly initiated after the LPR unit alerted. Mr. Claflin is scheduled to answer the charges on 4/16/15 in the Town of Sandy Creek Court.



Eli J. Claflin


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